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Dr Sabeel Valappil BSc, MSc, PhD,PGCertEd FHEA

Lecturer in Dental Sciences Psychology


Personal Statement

Sabeel Valappil is a microbiologist with special interests in bacteriology and biomaterials. Following his PhD, Sabeel worked at Imperial College London and the University of Westminster on developing Bioglass/PHA composites for tissue engineering applications. He then worked on controlled antibacterial agent delivery systems and bacterial biofilms at Eastman Dental Institute, University College London. Sabeel has been appointed as a Lecturer in the School of Dentistry at the University of Liverpool since April 2008.

Prizes or Honours

  • Chair of the Fluoride and Microbiology session for the ORCA2016 conference (European Organisation for Caries Research, 2016)
  • Santander Travel Award (Santander UK, 2015)
  • Materials for the Future European Society for Biomaterials Meeting Bursary (Materials for the Future, University of Liverpool, 2014)
  • Member of Technology Program Committee of iCBEB2014 ( iCBEB2014, Beijing, China, 2014)
  • Chair of the Dental Biomaterials session for the ESB2014 conference (European Society for Biomaterials, 2014)
  • Chair of the Microbiology session for the ORCA2013 conference (European Organisation for Caries Research, 2013)
  • Member of the 60th European Organisation for Caries Research Conference (European Organisation for Caries Research, 2013)
  • UKIERI UGC Thematic Partnerships award (British Council , 2012)
  • Bionow Emerging Biomedical Technology Project of the year award (Bionow Annual Awards, 2011)
  • Best Innovation in Patient Engagement in the Dental and Oral Health (Medical Futures, 2011)
  • Member of 3rd International Conference on QLF (ICQ) Liverpool 2010 Organising committee ( ICQ Liverpool 2010 Organising committee, 2010)
  • SGM Travel Grant (Society for General Microbiology, 2009)
  • 3MESPE ODRT Research Award 2009 (3MESPE, 2009)
  • Personal Induction Award (University of Liverpool, 2008)
  • Central Research Fund Grant (University of London , 2007)
  • General Travel Grant (Biochemical Society, 2007)
  • Graduate School Staff Conference Fund (University College London , 2007)
  • A J Banks Travel Bursary (Society of Chemical Industry, 2005)
  • IUMS Congress Travel Grant (Society for General Microbiology, 2005)
  • General Travel Grant (Biochemical Society, 2004)
  • Messel Travel Bursary (Society of Chemical Industry, 2004)
  • Travel Grant (University of Westminster, 2003)
  • Travel Bursary (VWR international, 2003)
  • Postgraduate Fair (University of Westminster, 2002)

Funded Fellowships

  • Departmental Scholarship (University of Westminster, 2001)